Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

It’s Monday and I’m toiling away at the office, but I can only think of the blueberry cornmeal pancakes I made over the weekend. I still had blueberries left over from my blueberry cornbread recipe. I was really in the mood for blueberry pancakes but didn’t want to make traditional ones. I found a recipe for cornmeal pancakes in one of my old binders and decided to add blueberries to those. Just the thought of them reminded me of my favorite brunch spot in the west village of New York. I went almost every weekend when I lived there.  Of course, everything changes and the place closed about a year after I moved. I think it’s a bar now.

I think these pancakes are pretty great. They are light and fluffy thanks to the addition of buttermilk but have all the heartiness you would expect from cornmeal. While the corn flavored is definitely, present, you don’t feel like you’re eating cornbread with syrup. This was a tough sell for my son and he even loved them.  I think these pancakes are great anytime of the year and I can especially see myself eating them while out camping.

blueberry cornmeal pancakes

  • ¾ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, (melted, cooled)
  • 1 cup fresh picked over blueberries, (frozen is fine too)
  • butter
  1. Sift first 6 ingredients into large bowl. Whisk buttermilk, eggs and melted butter in medium bowl to blend. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk until blended and smooth. Gently fold in blueberries.

    Preheat oven to 200°F. Lightly coat bottom of griddle pan with butter. Heat over medium heat. Working in batches, pour ¼ cup batter into skillet for each pancake. Cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 ½ minutes. Turn pancakes and cook until second sides are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more butter to skillet as necessary.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. I never would have though to use cornmeal in my pancakes. No wonder these look so perfect hahaha! PINNED I can’t wait to try this. I’m always on the hunt for a good breakfast recipe. Thanks!

  2. Alisonrost, you’re speaking my language! I love adding buttermilk to pancakes and cakes.

  3. Thanks Louann. Adding the cornmeal was a definite bonus 🙂

  4. alisonrost says:

    Pancakes are a weekend favorite at our house, and I’m really excited to give these a try. I’ve always loved the texture cornmeal brings .. and any pancake made with buttermilk is always a notch above the rest. A few blueberries thrown in for good measure? Pass the syrup .. I think I’m in heaven!

  5. Thanks! You should definitely try them

  6. They are! But the buttermilk makes the light and fluffy too.

  7. These look and sound so good! I love pancakes, but I have never tried cornmeal pancakes! I think I am going to have to add this to one of my meal plans!

  8. nmetolen75 says:

    I could eat pancakes at every meal. I am a big breakfast food person, and pancakes rank up there at the top of my list. These look absolutely delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever had pancakes made with cornmeal! I bet they’re really hearty!

  9. I love pancakes Cornmeal makes them hearty and the buttermilk keeps them light

  10. lisa says:

    Now this is one of my favorite foods, pancakes! I can eat them anytime of the day and when you add blueberries to them, just give me a fork and walk away…..LOL! I’ve never added cornmeal to them so now I must try and create my own to see how they would taste.

  11. Thanks Paula! We are huge pancake fans over here 🙂

  12. They are! I love adding buttermilk to my cakes too 🙂

  13. Diana Villa says:

    I love pancakes so much! I can’t wait to make this recipe ^_^

  14. Tina Butler says:

    I love pancakes and love corn cakes so this should be delicious. I bet the buttermilk makes them nice and fluffy. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Fits Slow Cooker Queen says:

    Blueberry’s and pancakes? Sounds amazing!

  16. paula schuck says:

    These look perfect. The right amount of fluffy!! Yum. My kids love pancakes and I really should make some of these for them soon.

  17. priyanjali says:

    Oh I love blueberry pancakes! Never tried with cornmeal, This looks great.. A must try

  18. MONNKA says:

    Love pancakes! And now I’m thinking about those!

  19. Oh this looks so delicious! I think I’ll veganize this for tomorrow morning 🙂 love the idea of adding cornmeal.

  20. I’m a sucker for pancakes!!!! Great post!

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